Costa Rica Nature Travel
Getting into the natural environment is more than eco tourism, it means eco immersion. See it, hear it, smell it. Serendipity takes you to places to see the bigger picture, to understand the delicate balance of nature, the connections between animals, plants, water, weather, earth, soil, industry, and humans. We're specialists in reaching the parts of Costa Rica inaccessible to tour buses and large groups. Our guide-intensive expeditions awaken your spirit and challenge your mind and body, giving you more than pretty images to remember.
Only Serendipity can provide you with this level of personal, private access to unmolested nature. We're not a vacation package company, sending you off with one tour operator here, another tour operator there.
We operate our nature travel itineraries ourselves. Our diversity and selection of specialized equipment is extensive and very well maintained. Our nearly two decades of experience exploring Costa Rica and operating nature immersion vacations means we know where the wildlife is abundant and where it has been scared away, and we have found outstanding local naturalist guides who will share their private and favorite observing locations. Throughout your trip you will be accompanied by your Serendipity guide, who will not only make sure your trip runs seamlessly, but also provide insight into the history and culture of Costa Rica, and how this relates to Costa Rica's nature.
We introduce you to our friends — farmers and environmentalists and people outside of tourism's magnetic circle. We see how plants are raised in permaculture farms, or enter indigenous villages to see the natural environment through the eyes of people who live with it every day. We visit coffee mills, cacao plantations, and tropical research centers working on medicinal plants and sustainable agriculture products. We contrast this with areas where the land is being raped by international fruit companies. We do this because it helps you understand the commercial pressures on the land and how enlightened users are working to protect it. What we do with you depends entirely on your priorities.
Sample Costa Rica Nature Immersion Vacations
All of our vacations immerse you in rainforests, cloud forests, rivers, and mountains (volcanos, even). Here we provide two sample expeditions to help you visualize your own Costa Rica nature immersion vacation.
Serendipity's 10 day active eco nature itinerary is a very good starting point for naturalists. We can modify this itinerary to concentrate on any natural aspect you are interested in seeing — turtles, mammals, birds, aquatic, rainforest and cloud forest. You only need to tell us what you want, and we'll do the searching, if we don't already know.
For solo travelers, or naturalists on a tight budget, our Jurassic Experience package tour takes you through cloud forest and rainforest, to the base of an active volcano, down a river filled with wildlife, and to the sea to see turtles, dolphins, and all the other creatures just below the surface.
The Jurassic Experience also makes a great starting point for designing your own private active nature immersion vacation in Costa Rica.
Serendipity Provides Access To Unique Ways To Encounter Nature
Here are some of the unique nature immersion opportunities you have when traveling with Serendipity. We can combine these, and add other naturalist areas, to our own private selection.
We operate our own platform 110 feet above the forest floor, suspended from the LOWEST branches of a 400-year-old tree. This amazing platform gives you both a view of the forest inhabitants, and a sense of what living in a forest could be. And getting there is half the fun.
Our silent small boats to slip up on nature unobserved are exclusive to Serendipity.
We have the only hot air balloons in Central America, giving us vistas unavailable to mere ground-dwelling people.
And all of this is supported by our own fleet of rugged 4 wheel drive vehicles which can take you away from the crowds, on back roads, in remoter areas.
And for activities we do not operate ourselves, we've found the best, most reliable operators — canopy tours which meet our stringent standards for safety and guide training, golf, fishing (fresh water and ocean), scuba, surfing, and other fun beach-type stuff.
The first step to enjoying a Serendipity adventure is to contact us.